Cameroon launches ecommerce site to promote local handicraft products
The site, www.cameroongallery.com, is the first of its kind in
On behalf of Prime Minister Philemon Yang, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa, hailed the project for providing great opportunity to promote the local handicraft products home and abroad.
“The Cameroonian craftsmen have long suffered from the underestimation of their products which enjoy nevertheless the good quality,” he said in the inaugural speech.
“In a globalized world, where
economies are now linked together, we should be creative and
intelligent to ensure our products not only popular but also widely
consumed,” said the minister.
Cameroon is an influential member of
Co-ordinating Committee for the Development and Promotion of African
Handicraft (CODEPA), an interafrican organization consisting of 26
African countries. In addition to Yaounde, the e-commerce site has an
antenna in Limbe, a city in southwest of Cameroon.